What's your favorite quote?"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented,fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same." -Marianne Williamson
What are your pet peeves?People who do not signal when driving or who do not know how to merge into traffic!!!!
What was a life-altering experience?
I was on my first trip to Europe and I got separated from friends in Italy. We were to be on a train from Milan to Rome, but the train had some mechanical issues that were to take an hour to fix. So my friends left me on the train with all the luggage, their passports, and money so they could use the restrooms in the train station.
Unfortunately, the mechanical problems only took about 15 minutes to fix so our train left without them and me ALL BY MYSELF. This is before everyone had a cell phone with them. I have never felt fear and shear panic as I did on that train. I had no clue where our hostel was in Rome, how I was to get all the luggage off the train safely, and I did not speak Italian. I went hysterical, I cried for 45 minutes non-stop unsure of what to do. Once I finally stopped panicking I honestly prayed to know what to do. I got an overwhelming feeling to stay on the train to Rome and it would all be taken care of. Crazy right?!?! So I calmed down and began to enjoy the train ride and scenary of the Italian countryside. When the train got to Tuscany a nice girl came to sit in my cabin and thankfully she spoke English. She showed me where my hostel was on a map, told me she would help me get my luggage off the train and ride with my in a cab to my hostel. She was my angel and, funny thing, her name was Angel. When we got to the Rome train station I got off the train and crabbed a luggage cart as I turned to reach for the first piece of luggage my new friend was handing to me, I heard my name screamed across the station. I turned my head and saw my friends running towards me. We ran to each other and were all crying and hugging and talking all at the same time. My Angel asked if these were my friends and once I said yes and she was gone. I never got her last name or email or address to send my thanks. But, my friends were there as they had snuck on to the bullet train and beat me to our destination by 2 hours.
This event changed my life. It ONE taught me that when traveling to ALWAYS have a "If we get separated" plan. TWO there are kind and charitable people EVERYWHERE in this world. THREE, no matter what belief system you may have I KNOW we are not alone in this world and that there is a God, or whatever you may want to call it, who knows who we are. :-) (I know this is a bit lengthy but trust me when I say this is the extremely short version of that days events. LOL)